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- Skipton The Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Skipton
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Quote of the day No 396

Friday 1 July 2016

About a couple of hundred yards from this spot, the river makes a detour of about five miles round by Pulborough, to avoid which a canal has been cut, passing through the chalk cliff by means of a tunnel. At the entrance of this tunnel we found another small lock, where we parted company with the pony, which had to go over the top, and meet us at the other end. This tunnel is a quarter of a mile long, 13 feet wide, the same in height, and cost 6,000l. I punted the boat along by means of the boat hook against the roof. In the middle it became quite dark, and we could only just guide our selves by means of the bright outlet at the end. The roof was covered with stalactites, and in places the water fell upon us from crevices above in heavy drops, so that we had to try and steer clear of them where we heard their splashes on the water below. It took about ten minutes to pass through this subterranean passage, and when we emerged on the other side, it was some moments before we became accustomed to the bright light of day.

J. B. Dashwood - The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea

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